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Aragonese people

Aragonese
Alfonso the BattlerMichael Servetus GoyaSantiago Ramón y CajalLuis Buñuel
Regions with significant populations
In Spain: Aragon; Catalonia (as immigrants).
Languages
Spanish (majority), Aragonese, Catalan (minorities).
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Latin peoples, including other Spanish peoples
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The Aragonese are an ethnic group or nation living in the historical region of Aragon, between the centre and the north-east of Spain. Their native Aragonese language, which might have been spoken in the whole of the Kingdom of Aragon, Kingdom of Navarre and La Rioja in the Middle Ages, is nowadays a seriously endangered language, natively spoken only by a few thousands in some northern villages.

Most Aragonese (90% or more) speak the Spanish language in its northern form but with some regional traits, particularly in intonation and vocabulary. The use of the native Aragonese language is decreasing and maybe dying out. In the easternmost areas, La Franja, varieties of the Catalan language are spoken by about the 90% of the Population.[1] Unlike in other Autonomous Communities of Spain, no law has officialized either Aragonese or Catalan yet.

References

  1. ^ Statistics about languages in Catalan-Speaking Aragon Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)

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